[Corticosteroids and diabetes mellitus].
During corticosteroid prescriptions, diabetes mellitus may be completely deregulated or may be revealed as such. Predisposition to diabetes mellitus could be because of latent β Langerhans cell deregulation or because enhancement of tissue sensitivity by glucocorticosteroids. However, epidemiologic data concerning predisposing factors and frequency of cortico-induced diabetes are not well known. Detection, treatment and prevention are the same as for type II diabetes. Glycemia should be monitored throughout long-term treatments. Copyright Â© 2012. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.